JAMB Decries Low Turnout Of Direct Entry Registration


BY NGOZI NWANKWO, ABUJA – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has regretted expanding the Direct Entry registration centres, saying that it recorded low turnout of registration by candidates.

JAMB said in a bid to ensure that all desiring 2024 Direct Entry (DE), candidates register for the exercise, the board had approved extra registration points apart from the Professional Registration Centres (PRCs), which are JAMB-owned centres, in Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Osun States.

It explained that the development was to ensure that every eligible candidate was given the opportunity to realise their dreams of registering for the exercise.

Speaking through its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB disclosed that findings from the field indicated that the expansion of the registration centres was needless as the turnout in JKK Lagos, JAMB PRC, Ikoyi and Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, were low, which was indicative of the fact that almost all prospective DE candidates had successfully registered.

Benjamin said, “For instance, in some of these extra designated registration centres, less than ten candidates had presented themselves for registration, whereas the installed capacity of such centres was over 100 candidates per day.

“This notwithstanding, eligible candidates wishing to register for the 2024 DE are urged to take advantage of this window of opportunity to register as no further extension would be entertained by the Board.

“The general public is also invited to take note of these extra registration points provided by the Board and the unexpected near zero turnout of prospective DE candidates at these registration facilities as the Board would not listen to any further call for extension when it eventually closes the exercise on Monday, 17th June, 2024.

“Similarly, candidates who are scheduled for the 2024 Supplementary UTME are to note that the examination is scheduled to hold between Friday, 21st  and Saturday, 22nd June,2024 (two days),” he said.

The Board had earlier announced only Saturday, June 22, 2024 but now added Friday, June 21, 2024 due to the gracious release of the Friday, 21st by one of the sister examination body.

JAMB further said that candidates, who printed their supplementary UTME notification slip, and saw their schedule reading Friday, June 21, 2024, needed not worry as it falls within the time allocated for the examination.

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